Jimenez's 64 highlights memorable first round

BY foxsports • July 16, 2009

Miguel Angel Jimenez's long birdie putt at the 18th not only gave him a one-stroke lead, but with a 64 the Spaniard tied for the lowest first-round score in British Open history. Seven times before him a player had shot 63, including twice at Turnberry (Mark Hayes 1977; Greg Norman 1986), but never in the first round.

Unfortunately for Jimenez, that may not bode well for his chances of victory. Of the five players who previously opened with a 64, none went on to win.


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